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Atheism
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9/17/2010 9:44:45 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Now, this thread actually has a purpose aside from a funny video, and that question is as such:
Have any of the users on here smoked weed, and, if so, what kind of effects have you had from it?
I mean, I know people say it's good, and that it has gotten hype and such, but, those are just average people.
I want to know what the more intelligent of humans have to say about this drug.
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9/17/2010 10:17:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
it can be a lot of fun, but it does make you stupid (and think the stupidest things are brilliant :P)

also if you smoke and theres not much else going on in your life you're likely to go overboard with it cause its so easy and makes time pass pleasantly.

i had to quit cause it started giving me panic attacks. it was hard at first, but i really don't miss it. except when i'm drunk, in which case i just smoke and am ok. lol. really though: mildly amusing, huge time drain. if you have plenty of free time its not an issue. if you don't... be careful.
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9/17/2010 10:23:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Not often. I use it if I really need to relax, or if my roommates had a bad day at work, I'll do it with them.

It makes me chill. It seems to make music and food better too.

Belle is right, if you're bored, it is easy to go overboard. I've seen it happen to friends.
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9/17/2010 10:36:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I've only had it somewhere under 10 times or so...The very first time... you don't feel it too much...

But... the next few times came with lots of laughter and munchies...

it seems like it's less mechanically inhibiting than alcohol...

However, the last few times I was in more populated places and got quite paranoid... and Really uncomfortable.

now the only way I'd do it again is if I were just sitting with a couple good friends relaxing... the paranoia is no fun.
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9/17/2010 10:43:49 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I have not but I get a natural high sometimes <hungry, laughy, kinda stupid, paranoid, and tend to want to either sleep or bounce off the walls> Its a pretty good feeling actually. Not sure how it compares to actually being high, I'd assume if I actually did pot it would be more extreme.
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9/17/2010 10:48:23 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/17/2010 10:43:49 PM, lovelife wrote:
I have not but I get a natural high sometimes <hungry, laughy, kinda stupid, paranoid, and tend to want to either sleep or bounce off the walls> Its a pretty good feeling actually. Not sure how it compares to actually being high, I'd assume if I actually did pot it would be more extreme.

Its a different deal, trust me.
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9/17/2010 10:54:24 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Hmm... I like drinking more. But kicking back with a bowl of some dank greens... I wouldn't turn it down. Lol

Maui Kush is really big in Seattle. Or Blueberry Kush, either one. I like Maui more. It's just a nice feeling... And having a bad trip on weed is really hard to do. Paranoid, maybe. But it's usually a good time.
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9/18/2010 4:21:33 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Horses for courses.

I've smoked it pretty much every day for 16 odd years and had almost entirely positive experiences. It's not for everyone though.
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9/18/2010 12:46:57 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
My first time I passed out. Then I started to use it to medicate my chronic migraines. My doctor said she could not legally prescribe it to me, but that she did not see a problem with my use. My psychologist allowed me to experiment, and after monitoring me for some time took me off of antidepressants and then later suggested that I stop coming to him altogether.

I also became very social. For most of my life I had been very lonely and had very few friends. But I rapidly became much more likable and enjoyed a much wider circle of friends. I soon became much more confident in my oration skills, and excelled in our schools debate program. I eventually joined in our schools advanced debate team and ended up making a pretty good name for myself.

Now, some of this was likely biological, but a large part of it was social. By getting involved in drugs, I was exposed to a radically new "culture" that was much more tolerant and less scrutinizing than that of typical highschool students. The effect that this had on my self esteem is indescribable.
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9/18/2010 1:06:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/18/2010 12:46:57 PM, Sam_Lowry wrote:
My first time I passed out. Then I started to use it to medicate my chronic migraines.

You passed out? How the hell did that happen, lol? I also suffer from chronic migraines and get prescription drugs for them, but not prescription weed... that would be awesome lol (though sometimes weed does not help).

Now, some of this was likely biological, but a large part of it was social. By getting involved in drugs, I was exposed to a radically new "culture" that was much more tolerant and less scrutinizing than that of typical highschool students. The effect that this had on my self esteem is indescribable.

I completely understand this. While I enjoy some recreational drugs, weed is the only one I'd be comfortable saying is not really all that harmful so using isn't a big deal. I found that it completely opened my world: I agree that I've been introduced to people and experiences that I never would have otherwise. It's not something you can really explain (especially to the skeptics) but yes I definitely concur that it's completely done wonders for my social life. One of the reasons is because people don't want to smoke alone, amirite? Well, admittedly I don't mind lol (more for me) but then again like feverish I'm a heavy smoker and I indulge every day. For the most part though, people like to smoke in groups and it's a good way to get to know people. Like alcohol, weed is a social lubricant (as belle said - it's silly) BUT you don't get completely wrecked like you do with alcohol, so you're still able to have conversations with people: conversations that are either deep, thoughtful, hilarious, dumb (but amusing), etc.
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9/18/2010 1:15:25 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Response to the OP:

Weed affects everyone differently. I know hardcore drug users who can't smoke because they get paranoid. I have never had this problem and have only had good experiences smoking (like feverish). I think the most important thing to keep in mind is that IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL. Please ignore the stigmas.

You don't have to be a stereotype -- they say smokers are dumb, lazy, irresponsible, etc. I have been smoking quite a bit for about 5 years now and so far it's never interfered with my school, my job or my intellect (ability to learn or do well). The straight edge kids mimic what they've learned in DARE without having the experience to understand reality.

In short, weed usually just makes you super hungry and a little disoriented. Again I never have any problems, but I smoke with n00bs all the time (or just people who don't smoke nearly as much as me) and the common things I see are them just wondering what's going on, saying silly stuff, and being REALLY hungry. There's no point describing what smoking is like, since it affects everyone differently.

Ultimately though I can only describe it as enhancing almost every experience. It makes everything better. Eating, movies, video games, activities, and especially music - all far better when you're high. I'll admit that I even prefer going to work and school high lol it makes the experience more bearable, but I'm one who can function perfectly fine while high and not even have those around me know I am.

I agree with belle and the others though that you have to not get too caught up in it, as it's an expensive habit that can be negative, like cigarettes, if you're not smoking out of a vaporizer or eating it in baked goods (which most people don't do). Weed is not NEARLY as addictive as cigarettes though; look up the facts and see how it's among the most harmless of all drugs, including the legal ones. And enjoy :)
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9/18/2010 1:27:47 PM
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Tried it, hated it; was told that you have to try a couple times, tried a couple times and still hated it. The paranoia was terrible. But i did get the munchies, and i didn't see that as a positive. I didn't find it remotely addictive, and i do have some penchant toward addictive behavior.
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9/18/2010 1:50:02 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/18/2010 1:06:43 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 9/18/2010 12:46:57 PM, Sam_Lowry wrote:
My first time I passed out. Then I started to use it to medicate my chronic migraines.

You passed out? How the hell did that happen, lol? I also suffer from chronic migraines and get prescription drugs for them, but not prescription weed... that would be awesome lol (though sometimes weed does not help).

I am sensative to many psychoactive substances. My first time on nitrous (after begging my dentist to just put me on painkillers and nothing else) I felt like I was going to pass out and almost ripped the mask off. He ended up putting me on a very low concentration. Exedrin (which is caffien and aspirin) makes me naseuas and sick. Sugar gives me headahces. I don't drink coffee, and have never even bothered with alcohol.

I vaporize almost exclusivley, so the effect is different from smoking. There is much, much higher concentration of non THC cannabinoids.
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9/18/2010 1:55:04 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/17/2010 9:44:45 PM, Atheism wrote:
Now, this thread actually has a purpose aside from a funny video, and that question is as such:
Have any of the users on here NOT smoked weed, and, if so, what kind of effects have you had from it?
I mean, I know people say it's good, and that it has gotten hype and such, but, those are just average people.
I want to know what the more intelligent of humans have to say about this drug.

better question lol

But theirs not much to add really. Everyone has pretty much got it right.

I've never really had a bad trip off it (difficult to) but the worst would be going back to class thinking you'll get caught (paranoia). And the other day I was convulsing for about an hour. Freaks you out.
but i smoked too much that day...

moderation is the key, don't try to build up a tolerance.
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9/18/2010 2:02:34 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/18/2010 1:15:25 PM, theLwerd wrote:

In short, weed usually just makes you super hungry and a little disoriented. Again I never have any problems, but I smoke with n00bs all the time (or just people who don't smoke nearly as much as me) and the common things I see are them just wondering what's going on, saying silly stuff, and being REALLY hungry. There's no point describing what smoking is like, since it affects everyone differently.

I've actually never gotten the munchies (that i've realized). I actually get somewhat nauseous.

I agree with belle and the others though that you have to not get too caught up in it, as it's an expensive habit that can be negative, like cigarettes, if you're not smoking out of a vaporizer or eating it in baked goods (which most people don't do). Weed is not NEARLY as addictive as cigarettes though; look up the facts and see how it's among the most harmless of all drugs, including the legal ones. And enjoy :)

or using an apple as a bowl

One more thing NEVER use a pop can. Can give you Alzheimer from the aluminum and the paint can fvck you up to. If you use a pop bottle be careful not to melt the plastic near the tin foil... will go down inside and the HURTS to inhale..
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9/18/2010 2:04:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/18/2010 2:02:34 PM, xxdarkxx wrote:
At 9/18/2010 1:15:25 PM, theLwerd wrote:

or using an apple as a bowl

Dude, watermelon beats apple. It was fvcking amazing....

One more thing NEVER use a pop can. Can give you Alzheimer from the aluminum and the paint can fvck you up to. If you use a pop bottle be careful not to melt the plastic near the tin foil... will go down inside and the HURTS to inhale..

Yeah, I used a monster can and nearly choked. Thankfully, I got my pipe the next day so I didn't do it again. Lol
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9/18/2010 2:14:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/18/2010 2:02:34 PM, xxdarkxx wrote:
One more thing NEVER use a pop can. Can give you Alzheimer from the aluminum

There's no evidence of that.
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9/21/2010 10:29:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/20/2010 12:36:30 AM, Atheism wrote:
Bump.
I expected more responses.

There's nothing else to say...

1. It's not physically addicting (it can just be psychologically addicting because most find it pretty chill).

2. It usually makes you silly and hungry.

3. You feel a little disoriented, spacey and giddy. Some people are not (as I said, I have a pretty high tolerance at this point and can function 100% -- In fact I've probably written 90% of my debates while I was super high).

4. It's not dangerous. It's best to not inhale smoke unless using a vaporizer (obviously) but it's far safer than cigarettes and alcohol, hasn't led to ANY deaths and minimal health problems and in the worst case scenario you'll get paranoid like some people have described. There's no way to know until you do it yourself, and even then, sometimes people's habits and preferences change. Did you have a specific question?
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9/21/2010 10:32:30 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/18/2010 1:55:04 PM, xxdarkxx wrote:
And the other day I was convulsing for about an hour. Freaks you out.
but i smoked too much that day...

I have never heard people convulsing from pot EVER in all of my research on the matter, in addition to all of my personal experience (I've spent so much time around so many pot heads in my day, it's not even funny). Only one person I know has ever convulsed after smoking weed, BUT, he is prone to seizures and all drugs trigger them; he shouldn't be doing any of that in the first place.

moderation is the key, don't try to build up a tolerance.

Yeah. Then it becomes expensive too.
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9/21/2010 10:38:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/21/2010 10:37:21 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Am I the only one here who hasn't smoked?

No. But you're one of the few that will actually admit to it.
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9/21/2010 10:51:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Lwerd does weed! Never would have guessed!

I tried it a few times. I just don't like smoking stuff. Bad for the cardiovascular system.
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9/22/2010 12:34:51 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/21/2010 10:29:48 PM, theLwerd wrote:
1. It's not physically addicting (it can just be psychologically addicting because most find it pretty chill).

There actually is some potential for physical withdrawal in some people.

I tried it a few times. I just don't like smoking stuff. Bad for the cardiovascular system.

You must have some pre existing disease if you consider increased heart rate as bad for your cardiovasular system.
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9/22/2010 12:35:19 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Everyone has pretty covered how I feel, but let me add my 2 cents anyway:

Weed is awesome. I've had some of the best meals, the best sex, the best laughs and the best times of my life smoking weed. I lost my virginity while I was stoned to fairly older chick. It indeed does make everything better.

However, it isn't totally harmless. You're a young dude OP, so if you're thinking about smoking pot maybe put it off for another year or two, unless smoking it will get you laid, in which case I won't discourage you.

Smoking bongs, which was always my preferred method, will give you some monster goobies. We aren't all like L. I fucked up my last job smoking bongs until all hours of the morning while watching Dragonball cartoons and porn when I had to go to work the next day. Because my ex-missus didn't smoke and certainly didn't approve (fvcking catholics). I lost my job while she was overseas and went on a fvcking massive bender. I hid it from her for like 18 months while it got progressively worse. So I kind of fucked up my whole life smoking pot. Lucky I was young and am starting to recover now.

Anyway, I went cold turkey about 6 months ago and only just smoked again last weekend. Tried hash for the first time and was hugely disappointed.

Until you can handle it (like I could in my hayday >:D) don't mix alcohol and weed. If you're going to mix them make sure you smoke pot before you start drinking. If you get half pissed and have a few cones, you'll be asleep with your shoes on before you know it.

If you want to get some idea of how being stoned feels, have a few shots of tequila. I find the feeling very similar.

I guess that's more like 5 cents.
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9/22/2010 12:37:00 AM
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Also, where the hell is badger. I thought he'd be all over this thread!
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9/22/2010 5:57:03 AM
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I get paranoid when my bf messes with weed. Well he said he's drying some in his room and it smells really bad and he'd be killed if his foster parents find out, so I have good reasons.
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9/22/2010 4:00:45 PM
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At 9/22/2010 5:57:03 AM, lovelife wrote:
I get paranoid when my bf messes with weed. Well he said he's drying some in his room and it smells really bad and he'd be killed if his foster parents find out, so I have good reasons.

HAha. Why the hell would you dry it in your room. If is any good it's going to STINK!
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9/22/2010 4:12:04 PM
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At 9/17/2010 9:44:45 PM, Atheism wrote:


lame video is lame...

all he did was speed it up a little..

nothing like it would like on weed
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9/22/2010 4:15:37 PM
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At 9/22/2010 4:00:45 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/22/2010 5:57:03 AM, lovelife wrote:
I get paranoid when my bf messes with weed. Well he said he's drying some in his room and it smells really bad and he'd be killed if his foster parents find out, so I have good reasons.

HAha. Why the hell would you dry it in your room. If is any good it's going to STINK!

lol i know somebody that GROWS in a crawl space below their room. (it's like the size of their room to). and it's pimpin down their, neon lights. strobe lights. its a fun time :)